Definitions for elegant
ˈɛl ɪ gəntel·e·gant
This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word elegant.
refined and tasteful in appearance or behavior or style
"elegant handwriting"; "an elegant dark suit"; "she was elegant to her fingertips"; "small churches with elegant white spires"; "an elegant mathematical solution--simple and precise and lucid"
elegant, graceful, refinedadjective
suggesting taste, ease, and wealth
displaying effortless beauty and simplicity in movement or execution
"an elegant dancer"; "an elegant mathematical solution -- simple and precise"
Characterised by or exhibiting elegance.
Characterised by minimalism and intuitiveness while preserving exactness and precision.
an elegant solution
Etymology: From elegant, ultimately from elegans.
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
Etymology: elegans, Latin.
Trifles themselves are elegant in him. Alexander Pope.
There may’st thou find some elegant retreat. London.
Polite with candour, elegant with ease. Alexander Pope.
Elegance is beauty that shows unusual effectiveness and simplicity. Elegance is frequently used as a standard of tastefulness, particularly in visual design, decorative arts, literature, science, and the aesthetics of mathematics. Elegant things often exhibit refined grace and suggest maturity, and in the case of mathematics, a deep mastery of the subject matter.
Elegant refers to something that is graceful, stylish, and tastefully refined in appearance or behavior. It often connotes sophistication, high quality, and a lack of ostentation. This term can be used to describe a wide range of entities including clothing, language, ideas, designs, buildings, or even mathematical proofs, among other things.
very choice, and hence, pleasing to good taste; characterized by grace, propriety, and refinement, and the absence of every thing offensive; exciting admiration and approbation by symmetry, completeness, freedom from blemish, and the like; graceful; tasteful and highly attractive; as, elegant manners; elegant style of composition; an elegant speaker; an elegant structure
exercising a nice choice; discriminating beauty or sensitive to beauty; as, elegant taste
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
el′e-gant, adj. pleasing to good taste: graceful: neat: refined: nice: richly ornamental.—ns. El′egance, El′egancy, the state or quality of being elegant: the beauty of propriety: refinement: that which is elegant; Elegante (el-e-gangt′), a lady of fashion.—adv. El′egantly. [Fr.,—L. elegans, -antis—e, out, and root of legĕre, to choose.]
The New Hacker's Dictionary
[common; from mathematical usage] Combining simplicity, power, and a certain ineffable grace of design. Higher praise than ‘clever’, ‘winning’, or even cuspy.The French aviator, adventurer, and author Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, probably best known for his classic children's book The Little Prince, was also an aircraft designer. He gave us perhaps the best definition of engineering elegance when he said “A designer knows he has achieved perfection not when there is nothing left to add, but when there is nothing left to take away.”
British National Corpus
Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'elegant' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #4769
Rank popularity for the word 'elegant' in Adjectives Frequency: #660
The numerical value of elegant in Chaldean Numerology is: 8
The numerical value of elegant in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1
She's an incredibly elegant woman who lived in Buenos Aires, and so I flew down to photograph her and interview her for the book, i was so honored that at 93 she was following my work, this incredibly elegant woman.
A sect or party is an elegant incognito devised to save a man from the vexation of thinking.
So when I started thinking about who I wanted to design my wedding dress, they were the first people who came to mind, i have always been a massive fan of their work and thought their elegant, ethereal, unique style was a perfect fit for my — kind of —elegant, ethereal, unique personality.
Even though the house is very architectural, with a lot of design, it's simple and elegant, it pulls you in and makes you feel like you're living outside.
The product is elegant, the technology is disruptive, to say the least, is it enough to conquer the industry ? It remains to be seen. It’s closely guarded. If they can demonstrate momentum, then monetization becomes the least of their worries.
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Translations for elegant
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- елегантен, изисканBulgarian
- elegantCatalan, Valencian
- elegante, chicSpanish
- hienostunut, elegantti, aistikasFinnish
- elegáns, előkelőHungarian
- エレガント, 高雅, 立派, 典雅, 優雅Japanese
- sierlijk, elegant, gracieusDutch
- изящный, элегантный, шикарныйRussian
- zarif, kibar, şıkTurkish
- thanh lịchVietnamese
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